University of Nebraska Medical Center

Fall 2014 Certificate, MPH and PhD Graduates

COPH Notable Mentions – In the fall 2014 semester, the following students fulfilled the requirements for the College of Public Health Certificate in Public Health, College of Public Health Certificate in Emergency Preparedness, College of Public Health Master of Public Health and the College of Public Health Doctor of Philosophy. Congratulations to these all graduating students! Best wishes to them all in their chosen profession of public health.

Certificate in Public Health
Sonia Bomzon
Megan Essay
Nithal Kuwa
Latevi Lawson
Erin Maxwell
Junqun Xiong

Certificate in Emergency Preparedness
Leslie Omoto
Heidi Wheeler

Master of Public Health Graduates & Capstone Project
Chioma Amadi – Characterizing HIV positive women in the United States; A 10-year report from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
Christiana Atsu – Barriers to Keeping Pediatric HIV Care Appointments at the UNMC Pediatric Infectious Disease Clinic, Omaha
Cole Boyle – Evaluation of the Douglas County Youth Center STI Education Project
Cynthia Bush – Evaluation of Reported Bloodborne Pathogen Exposures at The Nebraska Medical Center: Differences in Exposure Rates
Salomon Compaore – Barriers to Cervical Cancer Screening in Burkina Faso: A knowledge, Attitude and Practice assessment
Shirley Delair – Evaluation of a novel library based STI screening initiative in Omaha, NE
Karmen Emanuel –  Quality Improvement Efforts for the Worksite Wellness Program Offered through Three Rivers Public Health Department in Fremont, NE
Jillian Fickenscher -Initial Application of Community-Oriented Primary Care (COPC) in the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska: Definition and Characterization of the Community, Assessment of Health Needs, and Prioritization
Bartlett Hamilton – Understanding the determinants of first-degree relative participation in a nationwide rheumatoid arthritis online longitudinal study|
Emily Hanigan – Pregnancy and physical activity: Women’s perceptions of text messaging to help them participate in physical activity throughout their pregnancy.
Amy Houser – Pilot Study of the Effectiveness of a 5-4-3-2-1 Go!® Resource Toolkit for Improving Nutrition and Physical Activity Attitudes and Behavioral Outcomes among Elementary Students in the Omaha Public Schools District
Cheng Lin– A Multi-center Study on the Relative Effectiveness of a 12-week Physical Training Program
Caitlin Pleas – Longitudinal Behavior Change: Assessing the Long-Term Effectiveness of a Family Based Behavior Modification Program
Caryn Vincent – An Evaluation of the Teen Outreach Program in Omaha 

PhD Graduates & Dissertation Titles
Samuel Opoku- Assessing Geographic Variation and Migration Behaviors of Foreign-Born Medical Graduates in the United States
Teresa SmithCharacterizing culturally relevant food preparation in the home food environment: promoting healthy dietary behaviors in Mexican American Families.

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